August 28, 2014

August 17, 2014

Painting Exercise

Get 3 random pigments to harmonize. (The image is lemon yellow, venetian red, ultramarine blue plus white.)

August 16, 2014

Perfect Sketchbook Kickstarter!

I'm backing the perfect sketchbook kickstarter, it looks to be the quality that I've been looking for but haven't been able to find.  I don't know this group personally so read carefully but I'm excited at its prospects, only a few days left!

August 14, 2014

I'm up on Twitter now!!

You'll always get the newest, freshest work here on Blogger but I'll have (almost) daily goodies coming out of the twitter feed from my backlog and sketchbook for those who are interested.

August 06, 2014


David Apatoff at Illustration Art has put together a very generous report on my Comic-Con demos. Check them out here:

July 17, 2014

Comic-con, Friday and Saturday Demos!

Environment Design for Visual Storytelling 
Friday, July 25, 2pm - 3pm
Photoshop Demo: Building an Environment 
Saturday, July 26, 2pm - 3pm
Schoolism booth # 2042. See you there!

July 14, 2014

Rio 2 Panorama

This is one of my panoramas painted for Rio 2. Below are crop in views for detail.

July 03, 2014

Another color key from Disney's The Pirate Fairy. The show tells the story of the origin of Captain Hook.

June 30, 2014

Disney Color Key

This is one of nearly 400 color keys I painted for Disney's The Pirate Fairy.

June 13, 2014

Stockholm workshops

The most exciting part of  my career is the opportunity to travel to do workshops and work with amazing teams of artists. The latest was a trip to Beautiful Stockholm Sweden to work with Fatshark, Rovio and NetEnt. Thanks to each for being great hosts, especially our organizer Fredrik Englund and tour guide and artist extraordinaire Leo Sandberg who got me in behind the scenes to see the Zorn show as it was being unpacked.

June 02, 2014

Environment Design self taught now available!

I'm excited to announce the opening of the self taught version of my online class: Environment Design. More info and registration here.

May 15, 2014

Completed Sketchbook

I try to fill a sketchbook every month, this is my latest effort. Pentel black 101 brush pen, prismacolor verithin orange pencil and waterbrush in a "hand-book" sketchbook made by Global Art Materials.

April 25, 2014

Disney Color Script Wall

A section of my color script has been featured wall size at Disney. This is the pirate song sequence from The Pirate Fairy.

April 21, 2014

Disney Color Script

This board is a selection of my paintings for Disney's The Pirate Fairy. The movie was co-color scripted by Fred Warter and myself. We broke up the project into sequences and ended up doing some 400 paintings each. The goal was to create a real sense of color, light and magic, I hope you like the work, I sure had a great time doing it. More to come.

April 14, 2014

RIO 2!

Rio 2 has now hit theaters. I did inspirational concept art for the show including color, lighting and location design. I hope you like it!

April 08, 2014

Thanks Toronto!

 We had a great time at Schoolism live Toronto this year, hope to visit your city sometime soon.

From left to right: Kei Acedera, Marcelo Vignali, Bobby Chiu, Paul Lasaine and Nathan Fowkes. Photos by Keith Acedera.